Newspaper of The New York Herald, May 13, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated May 13, 1846 Page 1
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THE NEW YORK HERALD. 4 Vol. xn, la. 134?Whole Ho. 4346. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1846. WAR WITH MEXICO. More News from Washington. rmy TI*0tt*??>?l Amrrlcana Called Into the Field. The following intelligence was receivod yester day by two Telegraphic dispatches, and publish ed in Extras. The Message was received by tho morning train. 1 The biU, to meet the emergencies growing out hJZ ?'1 With MeXiCO? as il Passcd tho Mouse, is, in substancc, as follows :? Stc. 1. The President is authorixn.! tn . the services of volunteers, not ?ft^ept ??d, for twelve mouths, or toSKH#&t?ar' carry it inte^SES1*** teU mdUo? of dollars to tive States tend 3??SSK??S others, artrued pro unrf -. . h. ?'mes> and the ooTs^ ofTTB. 2?" ^ "5?? ?mall a force as Gen. TaWor^'to*? ^?v'ng 90 hazardous. Mr CrittenriA^ , .position so s?r ssfi'"-"*- ^ WJssts.'fe ggs * *? ?i? PjHiSJd. /^TSSa^ s55r33SsT6&i?Si Sftt"ot'0cd ,h? SSsSESiE: sStfteraassr a fcsrssss 00S^'*??8'n obtaining nectaries L the S of volunteer* immediately muster^TmP*n'i?^ SKfc&ffiz js.s sasrjs r3d! fi" aSSf4. 1.*?? ^a'"BS wives at ?e ? report them and it was supposed that room?? of men would haveTeen n!, ., whole amount hours Th? . . 11 mu*terod in twenty-lour Goldthwuite of t?h? sg WM *<JL<lres9ed by Judge oSC^SSkiSra16. C?UrJ> ^u' Vernor utmost X2m n'r^1 J'"111., ot^rs" MHrnnrl tn proviilofl find the citixens ^On ani"l?,.od with one spirit. 9lu into U,e United Sta?es*!wvice and SfBNii?oJlcaen.Veningin """"boat ]*.,h? the batUe y at thc word,for the march and vaSri^Phiiaddn"hiIhevtm?Sa excitol?nt pro eSPlb? itownm?!: May?r Swift has issued a SS^JSSlP? Stoek* have f.ll^?SSu,T P"*""*"-" PRESIDENT'S ME88AQE. TV Ik Senate end Hutut if JtnrtwiMAwi t The.e xisting atate of the relations between the United Stataa and Mexico, render* it proper that I ihould bring the subject to the consideration of Congres*. In my met aa(e at the corameacemet of your preeant aaaaion, the atate of these relation*, the cause* which lad to the sua Kslon of diplomatic intercourse between the two covin ? in March. 1844. and the long-continned and unre draseed wrong* and injnrie* committed by the Mexican government on citixana of the United Stataa in their per aona and property, were briefly let forth. As the facts and opinions which ware than laid before you ware carefully con*idered, I cannot batter expreee my present conviction* of the condition of affair* up te that time, than by referring you to that communication. The strong desire to astabliah peace with Mexico, on liberal and honorable terms, and the readine** of thla go vernment to reculate and adjust our boundary and oth er cause* of difference with that power, on auch fair and e?nitable principles a* would lead to permanent relation* ef the most friendly nature, induced me in September last to aeek the reopening of diplomatic relation* between the two countriea. Everv measure adopted on our part had far its object the furtherance of these desired results. 1bcommunicating to Congraaa a succinct statement of the injuries which we had suffered from Mexico, end which have been accumulating during a period of more than twenty years, every expression that could tend to lata me the people of Mexico, or defeat or delay a pacific result, was carefully avoided. An envoy of the United Stataa repaired to Mexico with full powers to adjust eve ry exietiug difference. But though present on the Mex ican *oil, by agreement between the two governments, invested with full powor* and bearing evidence of the most friendly dispositions, his miaaion has been una vailing. The Mexican government not only refused to receive him, or listen to his propositions, but, after a long continued aeriaa ef menaces, have at last invaded our territory, and shed the blood of our fellow cititena on oar own soil It now becomee my duty to atate more In detail the origin, prograea, and failure of that miaaion. In purau anoe of the instructions given in September last, an in quiry was made, on the thirteenth of October, in 1844, in tno a?o*t friendly terms, through our consul in Mexico, ef the minister of foreign affairs, whether the Mexieen government " would receive an envoy from the United Mates intrusted with full powers to adjuatall the ques tions in dispute between the two governments with the assurance that " should the answer be in the aflrmatlva, such an envoy would be immediately deapatched to Mexico." The Mexieen minister, on the flfleenth of Oc tober. gave a* aAi native anewer to this inquiry, requeu ing. at the same Unto, that our naval force at Vetu Cruz might be withdrawn lest its continued presence might asa 11 me the appearance of menace and coercion panning the negotiations. This force was imme diately withdrawn. On the 10th of November, 184ft, Mr. John Slidell, of Louisiana, waa commiaaion ad by me ns envoy extraordinary and minister plenipo tentiary of the L'nited States to Mexico, and was 1 ntrust ed w ith full powers to adjuet bath the questions of the Taxa* boundary and of indemnification ta nai aiUsama The redress of the wrongs of our cititena naturally and inseparably blended itself with the queetion of boundary. The settlement of the one question in any correct viaw of,the subject Involve* that of the other I oould act, ?D1tTrUin "?? that the claim, of our fJd lon? ,uffering ciUzens, many of which had existed for mora than twenty voar?, shoulJ be nost questionf ,*P*r*UlJ {roa lb* *?"*????? of the boundary bar^ifPiS ""?*d ?? V?rm Cruz on the 30th of Novem that'St VU,ljr r#c?lv*<1 bT the authoritie. of totterini'J??. of <*n. Herrerm was then ' " iu faU- The revolutionary party hart seized tOL-iTTl question to efftect or hftat?it iu over wiTh th. TT,-u Ci J?n.inttlon, 10 re,tort friendly elation. iw>mts*?w ?? States, ?ad to receive our Minister, to l??*?U1U fo.r the settlement of thi. question, wai rio. *. J.'?* mad* th* Kreat themo of denun cmUon a?*in?t it The government of Gen. Herrera, tnnre ii good reason to believe, wan sincerely desirous t? 7. * ?,ur Master; but it yielded to the atorm raiaed 00 the 21,1 of December refused to accredit Mr. Slidell, upon the moit frivolous pretests.? I,"?*?. fuUy and ably exposed in the note of .Mr. SiideU of the 94th of December last, to the Mexican Mi nuter of Foreign Relations, herewith transmitted, that I deem it unnecessary to enter into further detail on this portion of the subiect. Five davs after the date of Mr. Slidell's note. General Herrera yielded the government to Oen. I'aredei with J" s itnjggle. and on the 30th of December resigned the Presidency. This revolution was accomplished solely -L. ?armyV.^* PfoP1* having taken little pert in the contest; and th us the supreme power in Mexico i<atsod into the hands of a military leader. Detennined to leave no effort untried to effect an ami with Mexico, I directed Mr. Slidell to present his credentials to (he government of Oen. Para des, and ask to he officially received by him. There wouldhave been less ground for taking this step had oen. Paredes come into power by a regular constitution al succession. In that event his administration would nave been considered but a mere constitutional continu ance of the government of Oen. Herrera, and the refusal or the latter to receive our minister would have been deemed conclusive, unless an intimation bad been riven by Oen. Paredes of his desire to reverse the decision of his predecessor. ?f ?<,nermJ Paredes owes its exis tepceto a military revolution, by which the lubiiitin" constitutional authorities had been subverted. The form hi?f7u^Zn#t *a? ?nUreljr changed, as well mall the frMU .w ,*" by whom " >u administered. mV Mr- slidel'. in Obedience to of for*ivn^!l ^drcMBd 8 note to the Mexican minister I latl<>.ni.u ndc r date of the 1st of March last, asking to be receivod by that government in the diplo t0,wbirt? he had been appointed. Ais ??. I*p y* er data of th* l'ith of March, !J?i, " arguments ot his predecessor, and in terms that may be considered as giving Inst gronnds of offence niil !?? JelSm^f and people of the I'nited States, de ??.^!/?pUc,t,0n 0f iVir- ?Ude11 Nothing, therefore, SE?, L?r our tar?y but t0 d?>naud his passports, and return to his own country. ft* of Mexico, though solemnly pledgedly officlalnetein October last, to receive and iM?* envoy, violated theirplighted faith 2t" of ? paceful adjustment of our dif nf.v ???. r WM t'\? of,er rejected, but the indig ofV?l?h in "|?Ctioll.Wa! "?ceu by the manifest breacli .".i!"" ,e ?nv?y. who camo be bound themselves to receive him. Nor f that the offer was fruitless from the want of opportunity of discus ting it: our envoy was present ^?c?ern,?I"Wil- Norc'"Ub? ?.cribedyto "^.Tof sufficient powers : our envoy had full powers to ad lust Nor was'therT room'for ???.. m . Proportions for settlement were un ?? ? S : P*rmlM'?n was not even given our envoy to. ">*k" *?y proposition whatever. Nor can it be objec't V ***? W.0U,J not li,ten ?" ???? eir.,!igS?,ti?n; thB Mexican government an^kind^ n?KO , ^ b*** made no proposition of at the commencement of the present session, I informed you that upen the earnest appeal both u ?ffleVe?n.'^f,?. rCOnV?ntio? of TeJ,M' 1 had ordered M effici?t mflityy force to take a position between the Nueces and the Del Norte. This had become necessary lBTIwion of Texas by the Mexican foMM, for which extensive military preparations had T?n..mK^?',The invasion was threatened solely because SKJ- determm^j, 1B accordance with a solemn re the Congress of the United States, to annex '?.our n|oni end, under these circumstances, it citi/ens'and s^l 40 exten<1 our Protection over her force was concentrated at Corpus ChrisU, and re mained there until after I had received such information [? j?eXiC? " rend,red il probable, if not certain, that envo^ government would refuse to receive our Meantime, Texas, by the Anal action of our Congress, hsdbecomeanintegnil port of our Union. The Congress cla^rf 51 lL ?i v - ^cemb?r 19tb. 18M, had de i? i i, N?rte to be the bonndary of that re SevMd thml* 25 h*- been extended and exreised th); ^.d, Noil * country between that river and UK Del Norte had been represented in the Congress and ?"o?^o5nwSowT!fttrict?^ur^s^^^^^7lMy *ith*rMt ?"?n'">ity, by the act approved De^ cemberSlst, IMA, recognised the country beyond the i? *" M * our territory, by including it with r*Tenue_ system : and a revenue officer, to T ? .that district, has been anointed by and * the advice and consent of the Senate. It be came, therefore, of urgent necessity to provide for the ""IPortion of our country. Accordingly, ?ntkf thirteenth dayof Jaiuary last instructions were f eneral in command of these troops to occu ^kofwthe?*1Nort* Th'? riverVwhich is taeeouthwestern boundary of the State of Texas? is an '"ontier. ^ From this quarter invasion was I threatened ; upon it and in its immediate vicinity, in the i. military experience, are the proper ^w??* ?T PJ"?tecUng forces of the government In addiUon to this important consideration, several others fi?clirr?d t? injnee this movement Among these are i afforded by the ports of Brazos Santiago and the mouth of the Del Norte, for the reception of supplies by sea, the stronger and more healthful military positions, the convenience for obtaining a ready and a more abundant supply of provisions, water, fuel, and forage, and the advantages which are afforded by the Del ^?!i*iJ i:r?r'T*,,di,W ,uPPlies to such posts as may be es tabliahed in the interior and upon the Indian frontier. The movement of the troops to the Del Norte was made by the commanding general, under positive in SuSST! m ?brt4Jn f,ro^ ?'l ^ressive Stewarts . Mexican ciUzens, and to regard the relations between that republic and the United States as peaceful, unless she should declare war, or commit acts of hostili ty indicative of a state of war. He was specially directed to protect private property and respect personal rights. -nl'ik '"Y moZedJ?? Corpus Cristi on the 11th of March, and op the 99th of that month arrived on the left bank of the Del Norte, opposite to Matamoras, where it encamped on a commanding position, which has since been strengthened by the erection of Aeld works. A de pot has also been established at Point Isabel, nenr the Brazos Santiago thirty miles in rear of the encampment. The selection or his position was necessarily confided to the judgment of the general in command. The Mexican forces at Matamoras aisumeiL a bellige rent attitude, and on the lath of April, Oeneit Aropaifia. then in command, notified General Taylor to break up his camp within twenty-four hours, and to retire beyond the Nueces river; and In the event of his failure to com ply with these demands, announced that arms, and arms ?'oee. must decide the question. But no open act of hos tility was committed nntil the twenty-fourth of April. On that day, Oeneral ArWta, who had su'cceeded te tEe com mand of the Mexican forces, communicated to Oeneral Taylor that "he considered hostilities commenced and should prosecute them." X party of dragoons of sixty three men and officers were on the same day despatched from the American camp up the Rio del Norte, on its left bank, to ascertain whether the Mexican troops had cross ed, or were preparing to cross the river, "became en gaged with a large body of these troops, and after a short affair, in which some sixteen were killed and wounded, appear to have been surrounded and compelled to sur render." The grievous wrongs perpetrated by Mexico upon our ciUzens throughout a long period of years, remain unre dressed; and solemn treaties, pledging her public faith for this redress, have been disregsnled. A government either unebte or unwilling to enforre the execution of such treatiee, fails to perform one of its plainest duties. Our commerce witn Mexico has been almost annihi lated. It was formerly hiihly bcncficial to both naUons ; but our merchants have T>een deterred from prosecuUng H by the system of outrage and extortion which the Mex lc>n authoriUes have puuued ncrainst them, whilst their appeals through their own gova.r.mnnt for indemnity, navs been made in vain. Our *o.l ear*noe has gone to such an extreme, as to be mlsta^-n in its character.? "7** *ci*d *'th vigor in repolunf the insults and juries inii.-iod by Mexico st the com m?nceme,tI wsshould doubtless have escaped ail the dif iW,h?b w* involved. h#?t ^ we haTC h?en ?*?rting oar te?t t^T^JTp4U?te her ???J Upon the pre hoLhtmn.!1,' ,V"tion " independent as herself, h- 5hcte?S <???????? with our own. she territory^!nd w," b?ve wvered her rightful h? ?^V: P^iamations and manifestoes, WM upon us for th. Cave tried every efforts? r?oo"',UaUo^e The"cuD?f'f*r* fonnatKHi 'frosn^he STe" IM ^rte # But?0' after reiterated menaces/MekiS ? ?%%'tuftaZt As war sxisU, and, notwithstand all our efforts i? It, sxistaby the ect of Mexico her*]tf, we are ^lUd u^^ bL?T?lZ.CiV^^^?rmUo,, of dut7 and PatriotismTto V?5di k?~r u,,,5^u' i h?'ssrrs s precautionary measure," against invasioi, or threaten ed invasion, authorizing Oeneral Taylor, If the emergen cy required, to accept volunteers, not from Texaa only but from the States of Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi' Tennessee, and Kentucky ; and corresponding letters were addressed to the res|?ctive Governors of those s*at*a. These instructions were repeated ; and in Jan uary last, toon^ after the incorporationfcf " Texaa into our union of States." General Taylor was fur ther "authorized by the President to make a requisition upon the executive of that State for such of its militia foree aa may be needed to repel invasion or to secure the country again* appahended invasion " On the 3d day of March, he was agd* reminded, in the event of the approach of any considered* Jdenioaa force, prompt ly and efficiently to uee the authority with which he sthed to otll to hbn such auxlliery foree as he need." Wkr actually exieting, aad our territory : been invnded, OeMral Tayier, pursuant to auth*^ ritjr ve(te<l in him bv my direction, has called on the Governor of Tliu lor four regiment* of State troops? two to be mounted, and two to serve ou foot; and on the Governor of L>oui*iana for four regiment* of infantry, to be *ent to him a* toon a* practicable. In further vindication of our right* and defence of our territory, I invoke the prompt action of Congress to re cognise the existence of the war, and to place at the dispo sition of the Executive the means of prosecuting the war with vigor, and thus hastening the restoration of peace. To this end 1 recommend that Authority should be given to call into public service a large bodjr of volun teers. to serve for not less than lix or twelve months, unless sooner discharged. A volunteer force is, beyond question, more efficient than any other description of citi zen soldiers; and it is not t ? be doubted that a number far beyond that required, would readily rush to the field upon the call of their country I further recommend , that a liberal provision be made for ?u(taining our entire military force, and furnishing it with suppliei and muni tions of war. i The most energetic and prompt measures, and the im mediate appearance in arms of a large and overpowering force, are recommended to Congress as the most ccrtain and efficient means of bringing the existing collision with Mexico to a speedy and successful termination. In making these recommendations, 1 deem it proper to declare that it is my anxious desire not only to terminate hostilities speedily, but to bring all matters in dispute . between this government and Mexico to an oarly and I amicable adjustment ; and in this view I shall be pre pared to renew negotiations whenever Mexico shall be ready to receive propositions, or to make proposition* of her own. I transmit herewith a copy of the correspondence be tween our envoy to Mexico," and the Mexican minister for foreign affair*; and *o much of the correipondence between that envoy and the Secretary of State, and be tween the Secretary of War and the General In command on the Del Norte, a* are necesaary to a full understand ing of the aubject JAMES K. POLK. Washimoto*, Mty 11, 184?. RELIGIOUS ANNIVERSARIES. American at id Foreign Anti-Slavery Society ??Hew Organisation?Dr. Torreyr'a Death. This Society met, yesterday, at 3 o'clock, at the Tiibernaule, which was crowded to a great extent. There were several ladies present, and a good deal ot interest seemed to prevail throughout the assembly, to promote tho objects of the Society, which has openly declared its intentions to aid no religious denomination or sect which counte nances slavery. This seemed to be the prevailing" and general determination and grand distinguish ing feature of the new organization. There were several well dressed and apparently of the better class of coldred people present?and some Cana dians, and other foreigners. trmluce? TArPAW' Esfl >100,1 the Chair, and in .R."uT" Mr" ? colored preacher, who com rv * Proc?"(linK1 vh7 offering up a prayer, invok ing the Divine aid to enabfe the society to carry out the laudable objecU they had in view. ">? M,r" here read the report of the Society, showing, in detail, its state and prospects. It had^progressed considerably, and would now renew with vigor, its labors. It hai. among other obTecte? thi Am?r??,men' 0f anti-slavery opinions every where in ?nTl .l.f.r. Hey,JTere ful,y determined to urge anU-sUvery doctrines in the South-to circulate the ta" 'Tu7 R-tporltr and keepan agent in Washing, ton The Reporter is sometimes issued in copies of ten ?r , ,The obj?ct of the Society is, also, anti-slavery movements with the re Vnnmh. ? new '? appointed, also, at number five Spruce street, N. Vork, and slavery was abolished in England and its colonies. At the great ? Sli Alliance" meeting to be held in LondoTln .notJto lnv,te ^ slaveholders t???. K? ?T f ?J? 10 ,denoun?e the annexation of nr -^.7^1? *^my *' ^e*'nK'on?the " murder" of n.rtl uy?^ general conduct of the slaveholder p?rty; ,t,nf*t fave the names of the press devoted to Among Pthem the Bel Inve,ti,*t^Tl7?i l; CKar'*r Oak-The Chrietian Imeitifator The Herkimer Freemem?The True Ame. nean?Wo thing ton Patriot?The Clarion of Freedom?The Liberty Herald, and a large number of the vo^tnlKeC?UntryVm*kinFin ,U papers de toted to the cause of anti-slavery, and having political connection in their different localities. The ^rross num ber of papers devoted to the general purposes of the so ciety, amounted to a large show in the aggregate. And; wheu it was comut?d that sixteen yearfSgo there was W?r in ftivor of tho objects of this so e!et> and took Jnto consideration this large amount r no? advocating abolition, none could douM but the days of slavery were numbered. Mr. Lewis Tamam here came forward and offered a series of resolutions, embracing the genetal views of the abolitionists. The resolutions denounced slavery in the South as repugnant to the spirit and letter of the great charter of American freedom, the " Declaration of Inde pendence." They next denounced Maryland, and the I martydom to which the late Rev. Dr. Torrey was sub jected in Maryland,and stated that a Mr. Charles Stewart, of Toronto, Upper Canada, actually offered to serve out the remaining term of his servitude in prison. That they intended to establish a paper at Washington, and would I exclude themselves from all religious society,unless they aided in the abolition of slaverv. I 1 he Rev. Mr. Wabd, (a colored preacher,) here ad ored th?^?Unf' H? ,.aid he wou,d take occasion to propose the following resolution, which he would read : I - Th*,t and highest interests of our | ?hole countiy, demand the immediate, entire, and un conditional abolition of American slavery. | He had been born in New York, and was han. py to perceive the change which had taken place since then in public opinion. Only some five years been arrested and imprisoned, and beaten in his own town, and imprisoned for no other rea son than attending a meeting to aid in the caus* of humanity ?when a ruffianly mob dispersed their meet ing. and he had to stand his trial for receiving the white ft,t ot a white ruffian. But things had been changed since then. He had been absent but seven years from his native city and this changa had taken place in^>ubl? opinion. Slavery was the Moloch upon whose unholy altar the character of this country was sacrificed. There * Hre to be found in the South, slaves too of white com piexions?aye, some of them as white as their fathers [ r.very one would admit that man had liis rights-even John C. Calhoun would admit this fact, that every man ?oc^\?Varth had hJ* ?*hU- Acwirding to such doc trine as this, no man should be a slave. Slavery was binding the will of the slave, it was crushing and annl hilating the will of the slave Human will was given to man as a free inheritance from God. It was a gift to man, and even in the regions of despair the devil had no {K,^c.r.?^?r the will?and yet the institution of slavery took that free will away from man. Free will was giveu in a measure, to the venr beast of the field?and wu manifested in the lowing of the ox and the braying of the ass. Slavery also enconraged heathenism, and ft was s [ fact that so late as 1*41, .man was taken up for selling I Bible to a slave-he was actually tried, and acquitted on the ground of pleading ignorance of the laws of the State | where it occurred-Louisiana-which cost "free"-he Tk? ii Ki,y ? j America," some millions to purchase. The Bible in various parts of it directed that man should do good works and charity. The Bible was the Magna Lkarta af man s liberties. Man was ordered to rasa it ?? #7 11 rro,mLth? ,Uv? ' He did not wish to speak of this as one of the abuses of the system?end <Jod forbid a system so bad should be abused. (Laugh ml'L J i!?f,tutlo,, of a'avery invaded the rights of Vk rn"** V ,n in,,',ution which conferred berty and the seventh commandment of Ood gave this L'nSTn HU. M? *nd States of this I nion denied it to the poor slave. The poor sieve should work for hor master, and is deprived of this liberty even of minding her children at home-while the |mr hus band must work in storm and sunshine, and his wife must be abandoned and her children doomed to every sort of degradation?nar, even to prostitution-and j at all na tions have not denied the rights of msrriage : but here to" master may come into the nouse of the slave and turn .T W W,Prk " h? h,r continu^ tomng ^ . the fields. It was slave labor that sustained the South and tlie slave was entitled to the produce of his toil hie la bor. Robert Burns was onca asked by a lady why he had not learned latin, and his reply was, I have learned latin enough in this one phrase : Labor omnia nn e<t. (Laugh ter i He had it from Cassius M. Clay, that the very soifof the South,where slavery existed,was barren,and the abode only of the red-hart and the wild bear. There was a difference even between the soil of Ohio and the soil of Kentucky. Kven in Alabama they had what they called mulatto land, which name was doubtless given to it after its colored relations. (Roars of laughter.) Ood never made land for the purpose of withering up the soil. Edu. cation even could not spread in slaveholding States. The poor whites in the Southern States were fir more igoo rant and degraded than the poor colored people of the .North. Many of the Southern whites were far mora ig norant than the pumpkin-headed and woolly-headed of their race, among whom there ware many men of intel ligence, who had the capacity to acquire knowledge and education. Many in the South did not know how to read or write?and many old maids and old bachelors there were in a state c f ignorance, and did not make an appli cation to the Oovernor to get married. Marriage there was somewhat different from what it is here. The cotton, coffee, and sugar, which they used in the North was the 1 produce of the slaveholder. His own fsther and mother were slaves, and it was not in their power to leave him any iuheritence but the chain and the whip. The slave had the image of his Ood, though colored?the slavehold er ma^r call him a brute or a black fellow, but he would **//,' a man's a man for a' that;" and being a man he has | mi his faculties; and If the slaveholder heathenised him fftS?1. *?' account for it before another and an aw Jul tribunal. While money was spent to civilize the poor cJ*ature who flung her child to be murdered un iifj.i * .*? t*1? car of Juggernaut, they allowed i ? ,, *v* ,0 J?.**cri#ced upon this Moloch of s Christian Knnlw?? ?' i. professors of the Christian church were V1!,* "P thl? subject. While they aided in the ^vUfaafoon aad humanity abroad, if the black crimsoned^iIh*i^ *?* f,lt toT at home?and their soil WM * *tigma upon Christianity of iinivirii^iw -rv#w*uWleav# this sin on the church M ChUrCh "houM th*. in s day l^fardijtent-UN, character of the country was inte. Ivan at J*511"** th? were exhibited, EH- 3tr ?Zr&vzrs ? eyes of <o tigress, the President and all the foreign ministers?tha despots of the old world, were all looking on at thli; but a dav of retribution would yet come, and woe to the siuful upholder* of thU system, aa (Jod would visit a punishment upon Ibem. Daniel Web ster, in one of hi* dispatches on the treaty of ISM, de clared, in one of his letters, that it "secured a peculiar institution.'' I pauso upon such a declaration as this. Ood takes cognizance of the sins of nation*, and he will not allow the guilty to go unpunished. Thev stand, now, ilia daifgerous position. Egypt and Nineveh, and Tyre and Sidon, are evidence* of God's vengeance for their dark deed* ; and this plague-spot should be blotted away, if they expected the Union should be preserved to sustain a happy destiny. After pronouncing an eulogy on the late Dr. Elson. on Thomas Morris, Albert Brown, and the late Rev. Mr. Torrey, the speaker concluded. The Rev. Mr. Rocv, of Toronto, Canada, here came forward and detailed the view* and purposes of the So ciety to which he belonged in Canada. They would not use slave grown sugar there, and the churches should be called upon to aid them. It had beon taid to him, lince he came to New York, that tUo condition of these slave* wa* better than that of many of their poor in England.? That might be ; but the poor there had their liberty, and i none of them rushed to the South to enjoy those blessings I so much boosted of. (Laughter.) They bould not be sold like the beast?no, no. There wa* a far greater despot ism exercised hore than in England. There wa* the dee Ctism of opinion, and hopes were entertained in Eng ld that this would soon cease. They did not recognize the principle that man was freo or admit tho rights of liberty. (Here, hear.) They ullowed here, class To rule class, and admitted tho principle of das* legislation.? They held property in their fallow-man. Slavery' fa in tliartaed man's thought* with property. He had a horror of *lavery, and actually left the house of a lady who held slave property. She was amiable in every other respect but her opinions on slavery. So woman ought to be taken as a wife who hod such moustrou* opinion*. If Ood'* image wa* cut in ebony, man chould not, there fore, be a slave. If there w as a war to-morrow, three mil lion* of slaves, for whom they felt no sympathy, would not consider themselves bound to hold their allegiance to this country. To bo sure he considered the colored people would be decidedly wrong, but *uch was the na tural promptings of tho heart of the *lave. The Rev. Speaker here continued, they were prepared in Canada to give them every aid, and receive a* many (laves and pro tect them too, as they were willing to send. Letter* of excuie were here read from Hon. Mr. flid dings|and other*, when a series of reiolution* were otter ed by Mr. Lewi* Tappan, embracing the object* and aim of the society, who iutended to eitabliih an abolition paper at Washington, the *eat of government Mr. Alva* Str.ward here pronouced an eulogy on the late Dr. Torrey, who died the first martyr to the cauie of liberty. The lociety would make ampfe and liberal pro vision for hi* widow and children, for whom a large cum was already made up. The lawyer* in the case ot Delia Webster's defence, had charged an outrageously high fee, and wanted to do so in the case of Dr. Torrey. Tnii should not be countenanced. The meeting separated. Grand Abolition DemonstratloiWTwelfth Annlremry of the American Anti-Slavery Society?Curious Appearance of the Auem. blagcTho Church and State?Speech of Wm* LloJrd Garrison?Women'* Righto? Abbjr Kelly's Opinion of the Mexican War ?An Abolitionist's Opinion of the Herald -Philosophy, Folly and PhlUlpIcs-Pire. Fright and Fan. The twelfth anniversary meeting of the Ame rican Anti-Hlavery society, was held yesterday at the Broadway Tabernacle, and in appearance, of all the singular assemblies who will meet here du ring this singular week, this probably waa the most singular. Seated on the platform, the well known faces of the most distinguished disor ganizes, shone conspicuously. Here was Garri son, the famous editor of the Liberator, the head and front of the'non-resistant abolition movement, oomplncently seated by the side of his illustrious coadjutors, Quincy, Jackson, Pillsbury, Foster, Burleigh, Gay, and the'Joan of Arc of the move ment, the intellectually beautiful Abby Kelly.? They had congregated to pour fourth, as usual, loud denunciations on the American constitution the American church and clergy. The tralle rms, and body of the Tabernacle, were well filled we should think about 1,800 persons were present?composed of all sexes, ages, creeds' and colors varying from die fairest blonde to Afric s sable hue. Tic re sat a beautiful girl?her auburn hair falling in luxuriant tresses over her neck of alabaster whiteness?and by her Bide in close conversation, a huge, thick lipped negro. Broadway dandies were forced to sit, If they sat at all, by die side of their Anthony street washer women?Clergymen, in white cravats, cheek bv jowl, with boot-blacks and white-washers. In ?act, there was a very pretty sprinkling of " Blue spirits sod white, filsck spirits siid grey," mingling in the most admirable confusion?Pla tomsin being certainly in the ascendant. The average color oi die audience, we should iudire was about that of-a Bath brick-and a ? a.ontv 1 of the heads about as soft, we fear. At half put 10 the meeting was called to order by " ?>? Lloito Uabbisos, who said, during the post vear wo have, 1I think, had reason to thsnE (?d ? d t?e courage. We hsve nothing to fear. We have done has made the slave rejoice in hit chains ,,ul ^ we remain true we shall soon be crowned with ?8f?me of the speakers, whose names hare been upon the billi, cannot be here. Mr. Phillips is prevented on account of sickness. Mr. Renroull U?Uo prevent^ from the same cause. But we shall have no lack of able !?*. ?7' no fonn" ??> regard to religion but wish all who have a desire to feel free to irive utter ance thejr feeling,, if they wish, in preyer. A pause :H" -W * for th*t.PurP?**- [Here no one seem ?? ag'lc utte?nc? ?<> their feelings in prayer, but a large fleshv man sitting near us groaned audiblv.1 ] will now introduce Mr. Francis Jackson of Boston, who will In l MUr<iri rT>rt J^kson came forward and read the report; from which it appeared that the amount of cash received during the psst year by the treasurer was *?7M The principal ,oSrr-Ymm which tr0? die National Slavrru Standard $2314, and from donations, |43M, other small items, ma J''.'1? h the first amount The expenditures hare been $6to8, for printing our publications $709, paid for the Standard >1888, paid for paper $840, for sgents and lec of r?6IO 02 leaving a balance in the treasury Here two letters were read, one from Hon. J. R. aid dings, and the other from David Lee Child, both excusing themselves from being present. Here Mr. Garrison in ^duced to kthe audience Charles C* Burleigh, of Phila f HA?LS. Bcslhoh now took the stand, his flowing *cnenU ?ttention. He S?1.1 h^ regretted being called forward to tsks the place of one prevented by sicknsss from attending, who would have proved perhaps, more acceptible to them?but he hsd no intention of shrinking from his duty. Ishallsueak (said Mr. B.) to the following resolution : 1 " Resolved?That we regard the constitution of the American L nion as a bond of alliance with unparalleled ??> "n'urps-sed iniquity. That obedience to its requirements, beating upon slavery, is Inconsistent with our duty to the slave?to his master?to our coun (,od ; ,Md " thM which we can not nghtftilly do, it is wrong for us to promise, we feel 1 ?y?ur reverence for human rights and our alle giance to the Divine government, to refuse any longer ad hesion to this unrighteous compact" .v ^"PolM*"1 "ditorscall us traitors, for the same reason ft th? corporators of a city wonld denounce a man riiilj'. V! J y "n or unjust act Wo are called trsltors, because this government Is fslse to Its principles?ffclsr to its Ood. and falss to truth and justice But wo hold that thoso who are (Use to humanity are and arc not. Better be fslse to church end StMc than to Ood. Wo mean to be such traitors forever. We cast bnek, thon, the imputation upon our sccnsors, snd hnrl the foul lie into their teeth?sad ws arraign thisi government at the bar, as tressonsble to the doctrines of humsn rights-to their professions snd prin ciplss; and we declare this bond of union with steve hoiders, nn alliance with despotism. Vou may talk if you plesse, about Nicholas of Russia, snd poor Pols'od. /?.w pour 001 1,10 *'?'* of/our wrsth on tha hssd or the Emperor, but every word you uttsr against ths autocrat comes bock to you with tsn-fold reverberation You msy talk about liberty and equality, but "Will not the scorching snswer'come rromturbsn'd Turk, or fiery Russ? Oo, loose your fettered slaves at home, Then come and ask the like of us." Is ? system of despotism, con. par ad ,^ |K- I v "t?cr*c} of Rossis is Dsmocracy dysd V*1 you ssy in ths Declsrstion of IndeMn denes, that governments derive their powers from ths consent of this governed. Nlcholss departs from your re publican principle only in one particular. His govern ??nrU o?' the consent of the governed, bat itis for the good of ths governed. Your Amerioan slave inkistire ' / ifc Vf abominable injustice. The welfare of thi iltvi is never thourht of ? ore NicholM ^ f' Vsn,: or?. Nicholas does comply with one of the republic an msaims-you with neither. This Constitution binds us all to support ths system of stavery, to give bock the slsve to his master, to ssslst in putUng down sn insurrection, sn sttempt to regain their liberty, if sny should be found i^ihfrfWn !? ^he to tyrants is obedience to Ood. The constitution also bound the government and people to support the African slave trade > ? oth*r w?rds, it made the nation a J?."1.** 101(1 that the constitution i'T. f0! m,*fn T. ' H "7"- Th*4 the word slave ia not to be found in it Orsnt it I deny that because this word is not ths re, thst ths constituuon is not for slsvery. It iii vsry essy to dUguiee Idess in s circumlocution if words which ma) bide any enormity. There is no diffl fn1 K !!#rr Heaven to serve the devil i?' bu.1 ^ 10 k?>?Ping the clown foot from shoaiM itself. Ths constitution talks sboat person, held m to^?r ta States An not slsvss psr sons held te service or labor 1 Then R certainly iMfrtt* out them down, b?cau?e a slave liuurrection is domestic violence. We should be called upon to suppress slaso insurrections, though we wero obliged to take down from their hook* the old mu.kots that have hung tbere since they were u?ed in the attainment of our own 1^?rt'e?--~ Though we should be obliged to march over the field., SjSiwith a brighter greenne... on the gmve.of our fathers?and, though, as your feet, ringing over the noJ , heel thoto who are struggjisg fdr freedom. Y?H 1know the constitution require* wT A contract 1* alw understood a. the nartics>tended it ?houW time of making it This is common **nto. Now what did the partie* who entered into the compact mean in re Kttrd to this1 In relation to the restoration of the Slave to his master, should he escape from him. it is very plain when (he slaveholder comes to the North, he has only point to the clause of that constitution, and his "*v? '? T": stored to him. Courts of justice ha\ c alwav s so decided it We have, then, in proof that the people *o under stand the bargain;.the Iramers of the constitution?all the authorities, from thatlime to the present?and tlio \oico of niiietv-nine hundredths of the whole nation.. Do you uot knoW at this day, that you are renewed to yieldyour assistance in defence of tho slave T**>m ? and should somebody come to toil you it lauirh at him. The people know that they m*t n?*}e his bargain. Now, we say that wo cannot do th S. We refuse to comply with the requisitions of the consti tution. We believe it is our duty not to gWe back the slave to his master. We therefore stand against the con stitution, for we believe in so doing we are obeyingthe the will of our Master. This constitution has always carried destruction to the friends of humanity. VI hat sent that brand into the hand of Jonathanil\ nlkerf What was it tltat burnt^S. 8.. hot, hissing, into the (tosh of that man lor obeylug the command of his Saviour, to feed ^hungry ind clothe the naked t What dM this) The constitution of the United State*. Again, when the news came to you that the deed of murder had been consum mated on him who first filled the command oHJod-unon him who was shut out from friends and kindred-when you heard the news that the work had been finished, and thatTorrey was lying in his grave?the voice comes thundering up that C harles T. Torrey was murdered by the constitution of tho United States. The blood which rises from the ground is writing its accusations against this entire people. This is the witness that is brought against you. But I forbear, for tho passing time warns m Wm. Lotd (UaaisoM now rose and said?I desire to be recognized here, everywhere, and always, as a Garrison #bVo?c?'i*Uth?: CaowD?Well! that'* cool, anyhow.? I firmly t?U.v. I h... . hfM. K... W "aKi# V.O. OI? TV, r?0-T lE'T?Plow do W hllll speak and tell us about woman's rights. (Shouts a$d ? MrOAaaison?I see in the future that It is to have a triumphant vindication in the eyes of this people and the world! I stand here to show that the accusation that has been brought against us in common, ia false, what is it to be a Garrison abolitionist? K r*T Ma* ok Trtt StA*D?'To be an old woman. Mr. Ga*siso!??If 1 listen to the enemies of the enter prise, it is everything that is bad?rebellion against God; ;reason to man. This is put forward by those who have no sympathy with us. I understand a Garrison abolitionist to bo one who regards man above all organizations and insti tions whatever; one released from all party influences and sectarian bonds?and is determined to take his position by the side of his brother man, and never allow himself to swerve from his duty. What does the existence of slavery in the United States imply? Is it a weak thing? something that may easily be grappled with, if we but treat it gently I It is two centuries old, and has multipli ed its victims from hundreds to millions. Fcoplo tell us that if we are only iudicious and careful, there is no danger. Kools that they are ! Do they know what slave ry is? It is that which rules throughout the land, and has taken possession of the government and the church. No man can aspire to any high office, without joining those Southern thieves, and those Southern adulterers.? The assumptions of slavery! Are they not awful and impious t When we tell you that it claims the right over the bodies and consciences of men, we merely tell you a well known fact The character of slavery?it isn t death?adulter*-?theft alone?but it 1a the sin of sins combined. The murderer?the thief?the adulterer?are j innocent men, when compared with the slaveholder. | W ho says there shall be no marriage? The slaveholder. Nothing but concubinage. And what does all this im plv? Why, that Church and State is rotten to the core. lt'is not denied by the mass of the Northern people, that slavery is wrong; but our guilt consists in not saying that slavery is, in all cases, a sin against God and man - There are no casus in which a man may hold a slave, nn,I be free from guilt. Every slaveholder is a man stcaler, and there canuot, by any possibility, be an ho nest slaveholder. Voter, iw THt Caowo.?Keep cool. Mr. Ga??iso!?.?Any more than there can be an ho nest pirate or rumseller. Slavery is the antagonist of liberty?always slavery, and nothing else . Hot lit THt Oallmt.?No, taint nothing else. Mr. OtaBrsoi*?As idolatry i* always idolatry?what man then can come forward and My that though sin is wrong in the aggregate, yet there may be cases when it is right? Adultery? is it not always wrong? Whenever a man comes to me and says adultery may sometimes be iustified, I see a man ready to become an adulterer when ever he pleases. Theft?is it not always theft? Oh! no! say your moral casuists, theft sometimes is right; but this in not so. Agaiu I call on you to separate all union with slaveholders. I venture a prophecy?the future historian of the anti-slavery enterprise will record that so far from being disorganize?, infidels, kc , they were men who loved liberty and feared God. Not that they went to the Bible to prove that it was right to make merchan dise of the souls of men, but to stand up and declare that it was an anti-slavery book. 1 affirm that will be the re cord of the historian. The extent of our infidelity con sists in this?that we say it is to asperse tho character of the church of Jesus Christ, to sav that man-stealers are members of that church. We say tiat the church of Jesus Christ always has been an anti-slavery church, and never looked, for one moment, with sanction upon tne oppression of the neody. This is the infidelity of which we are guilty. If there be a true definition of the Ameri- | can church, it 1* a cage of unclean birds, and, as such, oiuht to be repudiated (hisses). Now, the Southern church puts slave-holders into the pulpit, at the com munion table, and considers them as Christians and good men. I feel that after slavery shall be abol ished (for, thank God, it shall be abolished) then our charges against the American church wiU considered very weak and timid. I don't believe there will he a single man in that time will ctTal affainit the charges of tho Anti-Slavery Society against the Ameri can church. The clergy of this country by shaking hands with slaveholders, prove themselves to be a body of religious impostor*. As for loving Christ, they don t love lum; they hate him. Ther are Scribe* and Pha risees, and infinitely do they love Barmba* above the Sou of God. (Hisses') We .*}r further.that in regarf to the Sabbath day. for we are Sabbath breaker*, that it is a day to u*e for raising our brother* from the du*t Th* religionists toll u*. thst on that day we should wor ship God, and not trouble ouraelve* anout the poor and neody : tkat like the Prie*t and the Levito, we should ua*s by on the other tide, and go un to our splendid Uniplei and worship. Worship! Sue]. worehin ?? blas phemy?our nation is full of hypocrisy and blood. I want to give a specimen of our American religion, and I will give one of Southern religion, and another of Nor ?hern that you may have the whole of it IHere Mr. Garrison read a letter from a Southern deacon, written in a very pious strain, giving a description of a h*?J? at whicn there was much laughter ] Mr. Garrison said, this is a specimen of the religion of the South?it is aUo the religion of the North. The Bo*. Dr. Taylor of Yale C ollege once said, "ho had no doubt, if Jeaus Christ was acain on earth, that under some circumstances he would bT. slaveholder." What shall bo said of the Ror. Di Taylor's religion! Is'nt it a shame? Before thl* audi ence * tear thl. mask from him. I declare him to be ?n reconciled to Christ, and a hater of him. (Hisses and tnuliuM.) Then there wu Dr. Waylaod, of Rhode lalahd, who after having a long dleca??lon with Dr. Mil lor of South Carolina, came to the concluslhn, that there was little difierenco of opinion after all. Here Mr. GAaaisow read an extract from one of Dr Way land's letters, in which he substituted the word "adultery" for "slavery," in order as he said, to tot-them ,?r how a Christian minister'* letter, ia favor of a lesser crime than slavery .would sound. Onr ear* hav? room? ko familiarized with the lattor, that we think nothing of it Garrison's version of tho letter read something as follows:?"My dear brother. I have read your in favor of adultory with great interest, and find we do not differ much in opinion noon It The wrttfore doctrine of adultery, is set forth In a manner your own. The Bible argument* in favor of *MU>rT' ire set forth with great clearness, andcannotfsjlto iro press all who read them." During the reading of this coarse ribaldry, we noticed all *ort* of change* in the lace* of tho audience Tho young chap* and ml.*es gig gtod, to. old ladle* turned pile-, .Tie Sot uneasy in their *eats, and even the todies of color, turned to . sort of mud blue. Ktoally a general htertng commenced. Whoa Mr. OAaaisow said, T^ISI/SdnlauIo*) wmmU. If'X iMmn "T wWe, 1 U^e Bible. If I find true ChrutJaas any where, 1 in the anti-slavery aoototy, and I d?KU?^t*aokareh this country a* aotM,hrist, and a . ?^J^to fnrr I i t.rnsoa having worked h'm*elf into ^ concluded to sit down, which ha did, alter offering a re solution, *hich contained precisely tho same sentiments he had Just uttered. . Pahies PiM-tataT. of New Hampahire, now o0mm the followingresolutlon: - Resolved, That thw society r^otoos m the I"***?1 clining suto of American religion, inasmuch as It vo'un rilv comes forth, to baptize and sanetiify ,**T5rL?. und Mohouiedani.m abolishes, and (:athollcism ceadamas; that it will endeavor to warntho world. P*'^< li?r ?<nerl railed heathen portion of It. agaiiut 'u ?"*^B,0.lTof ally a* being extended to the American^ d,fwic? Ko reign Missions; who* definition ? ^ be of slavery, have proved the deprsvityof JJ^gb^r unparalleled in the history of the nations tMy inc to convert. |B tts charaotor. The resolution l" ,<^w^ffcV',tir^at the gre?t root of 1 It lay* the **? at the root of tho use I American religion. It U no welcome tusk for ma to at tack American Christianity. It in not for tha food it warta. It is not for its lidelity in the cuuse of peoco nor because those who denounce these impuritiaa are friends of tbam, wa denounce it; but bacsuse I feel Hi to be nty doty. (Mr. Pillsbury now spoke of tha srar upon tha HemlnoU*. and as bo concluded, many paopla hissed.) Mr. PiLLiauar.?It ia said, in story. that Roma wli ' once saved by the voice of a goose ; and if that inatru mentality have not lost it* power, I think thn American : Church need not despair of salvation (Applause.) This audience hissas whan wa uttar a sentiment against the American Church, which sports with the chastity of your daughters. Let us look at the course of the Ame rican Board of Commissioner* for Foreign Missions, which assembled a short time lirtoe. They claim to be the heaven-sent meiaenger. to cam tha Bible to the , ends of the earth. What said that Board in reference l'? American slavery I (Mr. Pillsbury now read soma itr rnarks made by the Rev. Dr. Bcerher, which vara re [>orted ia the Herald, and other papers.) Dr. Beseher sav* slavery is an organic sin, made Dy law, aad excuse ble. Dr. Kto*e had said that Jacob lived with fw women at once, and that these things were given for OU* instruction ; and they give us iust such inatructimi aa we noad in this matter, slaveholders, he says, existed in the primitive churches, and might exist in our own, without sin. He might aa well have said boraa-ataalara could?but such is the character of American Christian Ity. My friend Burleigh alluded to tha tragedy pene trated lit Baltimore by the American Church, and too Constitution Mr. Burleigh say* the Constitution mur dered Torruy. But you arc all the murderers. You were participators in that crime?you support the Church ; and how many ot the pulpits of tho city lifted up their voices against the martyr don I 7 None t He died, and nobly- for a better cause than was ever originated iit this city ? I say, perish saeh a religion?a religion that did not cease its carping about baptism till Torrey waa cold, and in his shroud. It had do sympathy for him. Here hare assembled in this city ministers from all parts of the country. What come they for 1 Is it to enquire why Torrey waa made a martyr 7 or why fhe scourge of war hangs over the nation 1 Oh, no; they come to talk about their forms, and creeds, and utter tweodle about their religion. I wonder not that the editor of the Afar York Herald, some time ago, in bitter irony, called this anniversary week, " Holy week j" I wish he knew the character and the intentions of the American Anti-Slave ry Society, that ha might make that an exception. But with that exception?withering and bitter aa it waa?it wit well deserved. Much as the editor of the Herald has beon denounced, I had rather have ten New York Heralit in my neighborhood, than one New York Ob server, or its more murderous sister, the Sew York Evan gelist. (Amen! Loud applause and hiesea.) What wa exact of the church is the only thing that can adorn or beautify her character. Is it not time that wa take a cor rect view of her character 1 I* it not here only that we may look for her wickedness? Oo to Mexico. The war ?od has been aroused from his slumber,and human blood being spilled. What are your ministers aaeembled here to-dav for 7 To eonsider this matter 7 No ! The blood of men is not of half so much consequence aa whether a child should be sprinkled with a lew drope of wator, or have a pail full thrown over him. Aaar Kjcllv Fostxb, formerly simply Abby Kelly, now took the stand.?Mrs. Foster has grown decidedly thin, since she was last with us, and has lost much of the brilliancy of eye, in which her influence with her audi ence so much consisted. Still, she uses the same mild gestures as ever. It may not be known to all our readers, that Abby Kelly has taken unto herself a husband, in the person of Stephen L. Foster, the gentleman who has a de cided antipathy to anything that smells of a church Mrs. Foster said?1 rise to speak, to-day, with great reluc tance. My place is not in the city, but in the back woods I had concluded not to speak, but I And there is one sub ject which has not been touched, which I think deserves a notice at the bands of Mils society. While the newsboy* are crying at evert corner the tale of war, and I And that In this great Babel, the only sympathy felt about the war here, is with those who are buying and selling stocks. I hoped that we shotild not adjourn without at least, making some allusion to it When more than half a cen tury ago, a slave-owner bequeathed his daughter to a se raglio of New Orleans, to which she was sold for $1000? when such a man said "I tremble for my country, when I reflect that God's just, and that his justice will not sleep for ever"?it becomes us to consider it. The time may come when, by some supernatural inteiference, a Clod of justice will, by his power, sweep away the curse of slavery at the South. When we remember that the Cath olicism of Mexico showed itself far more holy than the protestantism of the United States, when it swept it* slave shambles out of its cities, anJ that a warfare has now been commenced for the purpose of re-building thoee auction blocks, and of fastening chains on that ground again, we can but fhudder. I stand on this anti-slaver* platform, to protest against it: I prophesy that thi* war must be a scourge to this nation although it may be deemed by some that a woman is out of her sphere in ipoaking ef war; but when a wee is declared for the purpose of telling American women, an American woman is recreant to her God if she does not protest against it But this war with Mexico la con sidered a (mail matter. 1 know that Mexico ia scorned as a weak and powerless nation, semi-barbarou* as she i? called. Rut our country i* ripe for destruction, ready 11? be dashed in piecea like a potter's vesael, unless a speedy repentance ia made. 1 do not believe thi* repentance will come. I believe the damnation of thia country is sealed, and nothing can save it (Hissae and applause.)? But, it i* asked, nave we not had wars with Great Bri tain once and again, and if we were able to at and aucees fuily before the rampant lion of England, shall we quail before tho weak inhabitants of Mexico 7 There are fu rious reasons why we should fail in this Mexican war. Let, us remember that the war is commenced on the very eve of summer timo. How are you going to raise an army of volunteera 7 I believe there are plenty who are suA ciently corrupt to go, but they mast all go from tha North. At the South every slave-holder must stand to protect his own door. It will be ss much as tha South can do to protect heraelf from aleve insurrections during the war. An army must be raised at the North. Many will go from here, but let them remember that If they do go, how will they bear the fatiguea and marched ft war by day, and camping under the heevy dews of the South, by night 7 Remember, that tha flower of the French army did not fall before the ball and steel of the St. Domingo patriota, but by the pestilence. Remember, if you go there, you go with death staring you in the face. Remember that God has no attribute which can take sides with the oppressor. Every man who engages in this war, will flud that he is engaged in an unholy Tiu sines. Our fathers were successful in the revolution because they were engaged in a holy cauee, and had right upon their side. But in thia case we have not? Those who are not killed by pestilence, will aink away with no energy to tight This nation is doomed to destruction. A* Mr. Arnold said, on the floor of Congress, a number of slaves are ready to rise at the first tap of the drum. Let Mexico but plant tbe standard of immediate emancipation, and backed up as she i* by means from Great Britnin, and the slaves of the South will be ready tojoin them and aasist those who will grant them liberty. Then there are 30,000 negro*-1 in Canada, who, if thi* government obtain* poaaeeajon ' that country, are fearful of being aent back,who will AgU with Mexico. Then there are the warring tribaa of In dian* who roam over the liuflfclo prairie or the for weet; the unforgetting Indians, who are only waiting for a time to plant tneir tomahawks in the white man1* ?cull Will you go to Mexico, Mr. Chairman, (turning to the au dience) will you go 7 will you 7 Voice ii* the CaowD?Well, Ma'am, I rayther think some few on u* will. (Laughter, applauae, crie* of yes, no, hissse*, he.) Thi* country ia doomed to deitruction, I say; and 1 aay let the nation sink *o the people be saved. War will, on the whole, be a blessing. It will?it wiU. Here Mr. Foitkb arose, and with a most wild exprae ?ion depicted in hi* countenance, said that the house wa* on fire directly under the platform. Upon thia the whole audience suddenly rose and left Mrs. Foster anthuaiau cally (winging her arm* about in exquiaite dumb (bow. Most of the people made their exit as tquick aa poaaiblo. The fire wa* caused by a large quantity of paper*, di rectly under the platform, burning, probsbly hsving bee* set Are to. The eudience suspended to meet et 4 o'clock About ft o'clock, an hour after the appointed timo. about fifty people gathered at tha meeting of the Anti Slavery Society at the Society Library. After the traue action of mine unimportant businasa, Aaar K. Poire* rose and said she hoped petitions would be clrcnlsted csllinr "pon the Northern metes to withdraw from the Union. These petition* should bo ?ent to the St?t? Legislatures, and not to Congtesa, aa H is optional with the State* whether they remain ia tha conicderacy or not She hoped thi* would be deaa. Mr. SrrrMBi* S. Fostkb now took the stand and com menend n general tirade against church, Maie. politic*, patriotism, pickled oysters, and the like. "It ia, said ha, "n mournful stnte of things when we poor abolitionists Are obliged to meet in New York to use our endeavors to abolish slavery. If ibc church had been true to it* principles this wonld havo been done long a>o. But the church has foiled to ftilfll Its its mission, aad instead of being composed of righteous, or even decent mea. it is thn vilest of all earthly sinhs of iniquity. (Hisses.)? Upon the chnrch of this country rests the blood of the slave, and it will rise up In judgment against them one day or ofher." ft was now getting lata, and the audience being tired with the day's work, beginning to retire, Mr. Foster closed his remarks. The meeting will be foirly organ ized and commence operations this morning City iHtaUlftBM Of? Citt Fathkri?Vurr r? lunwm'i Iilavv Our City Father*, nflor rfnlr inetalkri in office, T?a terday, proceeded In ? body to Writ the Penitentiary and Lunatic Aiyltim on Blackwcll't Island, iIm Brllevua Hotplul, where they iiertook of a famptaou* repeat, diaak a *oo>Ut .apply of nmtkitate cheapafiu and com plimeutad each oilier. After which, the part* retained to fhe city, apparently gratified with the reaalt of tha My'a proceeding* Iyoxoa" Co.??*"Tia*.?An adjourned mealing. of the friendi of erangelieal union, and of tha WorEl't Com rention, trill be held In Dr. McLaodt Chwrak, Prince ?t near Broadway, to-morrow (Wedneoday) eftaraooa. ?4 1 o'clock. Ceao*K*'i Ornca.?IrciJm/alJ, KilUd.?The Co roner held an Inmieet yeaterday at the Halle of Jurttse, on the body of I'hMiip Beunett, a boy of 19 yean of a?a, horn in New > ork, who came to hli death hy accideo pllv falling from the third itory to tlM cellar of a MOW building to Broad ?treat, which caused a eaacateioa which Re died. Coaurt Calandaf-Thla Day. Ciacrrr>C?paT. ? Pfoa. MO, 4, ?. 9, |N. 90, n, ST, 59 to M. ^4 CoMMorAPiBit. ? Ftrat part?far Ill, ?l, IIP, in. 1M, m, lIF, 1W. M. 19. Baoaad pert-19. <f% M, ro. MO, n, 108, ?T0, 100, 110, 971, M #?.

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